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Phooey on Styrofoam

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Albany County has taken aim at Styrofoam — sort of. But the ban its Legislature approved Tuesday night, which applies only to businesses with at least 15 outlets nationally — in Albany County, that’s not too many — is a start. Now if only other, smaller businesses can be encouraged to abandon the material, and other counties pass similar laws. Polystyrene foam is one of the best packing materials for hot food and coffee, which ...

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November 16, 2013
10:05 p.m.

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I've got four garbage bags of expanded foam packing material stashed in my shed waiting for the time I can dispose or recycle them with a clear conscience. Most of it I acquired outside of any idiotic "ban" the county may enact; mail-order. How about a solution with some substance to it?